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Celebrating its 8th year, Chefs Create Pittsburgh combines food, fun and philanthropy for a delightful evening of entertainment you won’t want to miss. Join Chefs Anthony Marino and Onesti Best along with the Mease family for a reimagined culinary experience on November 21st. The Chefs have used the favorite foods of Donna Mease, age 5, as the inspiration to create a meal for all to enjoy. The live broadcast begins at 7:00 pm for our guests and will include scrumptious food, cocktails, entertainment and the opportunity to bid on exceptional auction items all while helping to create a brighter life on the spectrum.

Autism Speaks Culinary Cares Fund

Ten percent (10%) of net funds raised this year at all Autism Speaks chef events nationwide will support the newly created Autism Speaks Culinary Cares Fund. This fund provides $500 relief grants to culinary industry employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with demonstrated need who have autism or another intellectual or developmental disability, or who care for someone who does. In addition to the relief grants, applicants on the spectrum will be the first to have access to our newly developed coaching platform, which provides individualized support, professional development, upskilling and more.



Sponsors updated on a rolling basis. Check back soon. To learn more about sponsor opportunities, please view the sponsorship deck.

The menu and information for our dinner packages is available here. Dinner packages will be available for pick-up or delivery within 60 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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What Drives Us

Today 1 in 44 children in the US is diagnosed with autism.*

What Makes Us Unique

Autism Speaks' effort fuel innovative research and critical lifelong supports and services.

How We Help

Autism Speaks has funded nearly $234M, primarily in scientific grants, resulting in an additional $1B of publicly-sourced autism-related funding.

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prevalence estimates are for 3 years prior to the report date (e.g. 2021 figures are from 2018)